I'm lucky in that our off leash parks were established before I ever got a dog.
Dogs who regularly play and socialize at off leash parks are less aggressive, better socialized, less likely to bite or attack and less likely to sit in their yards and bark eleventeen hours a day.
We have them all over, including right smack in the middle of residential areas. Any complaints usually come from dogs running into the street (which we can't stop as the city refuses to fence parks) and people not cleaning up poop. It's WAY quieter than the soccer pitches to the north, or any of the schools. Barking just isn't an issue. Most dogs are too busy to bark.
Congrats klmccallum, hope it goes well. The dogs will thank you for it.